Longtime sushi restaurant in Sundance Square Fort Worth calls it quits

After 15 years, a sushi restaurant in downtown Fort Worth has stopped: Piranha Killer Sushi, which opened in 2006 in Sundance Square, has closed for good. The last day was February 23rd.

A company representative said rents had increased and sales volumes had decreased since the coronavirus reduced the number of workers in Fort Worth’s central borough.

The restaurant posted a goodbye note on its Facebook page, thanking the customers.

“Having served the wonderful Fort Worth community for the past fifteen years, we are sad to announce that our doors are about to close,” the post said. “There are countless people that we are extremely grateful for and that we would love to see one last time to laugh a little and remember the good times we shared within these walls.”

The chain has two still open locations in Flower Mound and Arlington, where chef Kenzo Tran founded Piranha Killer Sushi in 2001 with the aim of making sushi with a lively twist. There were six locations at one point, including one in San Antonio.

In addition to serving good food, Tran has always given something back to the community and provided a platform for other chefs like Dien Nguyen, with whom he opened the renowned ramen restaurant Wabi House. Tran also opened the Pho District, a tribute to Vietnamese street food on West Seventh St., although a manager of the restaurant said Tran was no longer involved.

Tran was not available for comment but as the Facebook post said, “It’s been my pleasure to serve you, arigatou gozaimasu!”

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